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Male Menopause? Blame It on Low Estrogen

Male Menopause? Blame It on Low Estrogen

AP (Sep. 11, 2013) New research says estrogen, not just testosterone, affects body fat and sex drive in men. The study, appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine gives the first evidence that too little estrogen can cause certain "male menopause" symptoms.
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3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

3D Human Brain Map Points Way to Future Discovery

Reuters (July 16, 2013) German and Canadian scientists have built a three dimensional map of the human brain to help in the development of new treatments for neurological disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The "human brain map" shows the organ in unprecedented detail, allowing neuro-researchers to examine brain function and pathways on a molecular level. Rob Muir reports.
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How Cortisol and Estrogen Levels Can Affect Concentration and Memory

How Cortisol and Estrogen Levels Can Affect Concentration and Memory

Howdini (June 24, 2013) Where in the world did you put those car keys?! Dr. Marianne Legato explains how the hormones cortisol and estrogen affect a woman's ability to concentrate and retain information.
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Parkinson's Drug Linked to Artistic Spark

Parkinson's Drug Linked to Artistic Spark

Reuters (Feb. 11, 2013) A drug used to ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease has also been found to boost the creativity of patients who are taking it. Levodopa is designed to increase dopamine levels in the brains of Parkinson's patients suffering from tremors, but researchers in Israel say that in some patients, it's also sparking an outpouring of artistic expression.
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